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Preventing Illness in those with Spinal Cord Injuries

One of the most common secondary health concerns regarding clients/patients with spinal cord injuries (SCIs) are urinary tract infections (UTI’s). SCI clients/patients experience a heightened risk of developing UTI’s from the frequent need to perform intermittent catheterization to empty their bladders on a daily basis. The average incidence rate of UTI’s is 10.3 per 1000 catheterizations. Diet can play a role in prevention and treatment of UTI’s. Maintaining a diet high in Protein, Zinc and Vitamins A, C and E can help with management of UTI’s
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Decreased Bone Mineral Density & Joint Contractures for Those with SCIs

In our last blog post, we talked about the potential complications of immobility for those with spinal cord injuries (SCIs). In this blog post, we'll elaborate on issues such as decreased bone mineral density (BMD) and the potential for joint contractures (joint immobility).